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Social Sciences A Levels

Explore and understand the systems and interactions in human society.

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Industry leading courses

Social Sciences covers a wide and fascinating range of subjects from Business, Economics and Geography to Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Classical Civilisation.

All these subjects involve exciting elements of independent study, research and discussion and allow you to immerse yourself in topics you feel passionate about. They invite you to understand the complex and rapidly changing systems and interactions within human society and could really help you make a positive impact on the world around you.

You will learn to analyse, evaluate and understand how the world has developed to date so that you can influence how it changes tomorrow.

You will also have the opportunity to join one of our Academies to further develop your argument-building and critical analysis skills.

"I have most enjoyed furthering my knowledge, which has allowed me to get closer to what I want to achieve in life."


A Level Business, Geography and Science


Core Maths is a really useful one-year qualification that you can study alongside three other A Levels. You'll learn mathematical, quantitative and statistical skills which can support a range of humanities and social sciences courses. Find out more!

In 2020/21 the courts system received around

2.9 million cases.

(Commons Library)

Humanities and Social Science graduates are the backbone of the economy.

(The British Academy)

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The average salary for a Psychologist



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